Peter Clarke, EE Times(08/11/2006 8:35 AM EDT) STROUD, England
— SanDisk Corp., principally a vendor NAND flash storage cards for electronic equipment, has provided information on a series of lawsuits over alleged infringement of MPEG audio patents held by Philips, France Telecom and others, in a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday (Aug. 10).
The dispute, which was confined to The Netherlands, has been extended during the second quarter of 2006, with lawsuits filed in the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, according to the 10-Q form from SanDisk (Milpitas, Calif.).
SanDisk sells Sansa MP3 players under its brand with varying amounts of NAND flash memory built in and varying play back times for MP3 audio material.
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